Pennsylvania Physician Dispensing Laws & Regulations
Note: PharmaLink has compiled the information below for reference only. State dispensing regulations change frequently and we recommend consulting an attorney or your state medical or pharmacy board with specific questions or to verify your eligibility to dispense.
Physicians can dispense in Pennsylvania under their state medical license to patients under their care, with certain restrictions. In particular, physicians may dispense no more than a 30 day supply of medications (7 days for schedule II and schedule III medications) and must follow all state and federal regulations, including drug storage and labeling requirements.
Per 49 Pa. Code Section 18.158, supervising physicians may delegate to physician assistants (PAs) the prescribing, dispensing, and administering of drugs.
Mid-level dispensing (PA dispensing and NP dispensing) varies from state to state, even in states where physicians may dispense. If you are unsure whether or not you may dispense in your state, please contact us for more information.
Dispensing medications to your patients in Pennsylvania offers numerous benefits, including generating additional revenue, improving patient compliance and satisfaction, and reduced pharmacy callbacks, freeing up your staff for other tasks. Patients love saving money and a trip to the pharmacy!
PharmaLink offers a turnkey physician dispensing solution for Pennsylvania physicians and other practitioners, making it quick and easy to set up your own in-office dispensary. We provide all the medications, equipment, and software needed to dispense; all you provide is an internet-connected computer and black and white printer. Our knowledgeable staff will help you every step of the way to ensure your program is successful. You can learn more about our Cash and Carry Dispensing, Workers’ Compensation Dispensing, and Insurance Billing dispensing solutions at the links provided.
If you are planning to carry controlled substances, you can rest easy. PharmaLink’s software automatically captures and submits all required information to state Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMP) on behalf of our customers in all states where we currently operate.
If you have specific questions about dispensing regulations in Pennsylvania or our services, or if you’re ready to get started, you can contact us here and a PharmaLink representative will reach out to you shortly.